Findings on happiness in Abdel-Khalek (2006a): study KW 2002

Publication
Author(s)Abdel-Khalek, A.M.
TitleMeasuring Happiness by a Single Item Scale.
SourceSocial Behavior and Personality, 2006, Vol. 34, 139 - 150
Investigation
PublicSecondary school students, Kuwait 2002
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =472
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel happy in general? 0 minimum score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 maximal score Numbers presented on a horizontal line scale.
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-ol-11-a
Author's labelself-rating of happines
Page in publication7
RemarksInstruction to imagine global estimation and general feelings (not their present states) and to know that 0 is the minimum and 10 is the maximum score
Error estimatesretest after one week: r = +.86 (n = 71)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.366.36
Standard deviation2.722.72


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Oxford Happiness InventoryL04agLife-adjustment inventories
satisfaction with life scaleL04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items